Teamwork of the Human Body’s SystemsKailee HarveyColorado Community College Online
AbstractThe systems within the human body are constantly working together to maintain homeostasis.This promotes overall good health and wards off disease. Two systems that work particularlyclose together are the integumentary and skeletal systems.Proper amounts of bone modeling and remodeling are dependent upon these systems workingtogether and maintaining bone homeostasis. In the event homeostasis is not maintained, diseasemay present itself. Osteoporosis is one such disease that commonly occurs and is characterizedby low bone density and deterioration of bone architecture. It is a highly complex, multifactorialdisease that is mostly seen in people over the age of 50. There are several therapies available toameliorate the effects of osteoporosis through the use antiresorptive drugs, hormone therapy, oranabolic agents.
Teamwork of the Human Body’s SystemsTeamwork makes the dream work; or so the saying goes. While the implication istypically drawn towards two or more persons working together towards a greater good, the adagerelates remarkably well to the human body and how all of the systems work together to recoverfrom illness or injury and to maintain homeostasis. Specifically, the integumentary and skeletalsystems are highly dependent upon one another, especially in regard to maintaining homeostasisand bone remodeling. When faults are found in one or both of the systems, or how they worktogether, it can lead to the detriment of the host. Such detriment can reveal itself in many ways,including in the form of osteoporosis. This multifactorial disease is characterized by bones thatbecome thin and weak, resulting in compromised bone strength and brittle bones.